If you’re thinking about recruiting your first member of staff, then you might want to spend five minutes watching our video guide to employment law.
Waterfront employment solicitor, Anthony Purvis, covers the ins and outs of recruitment advertising, the importance of having a written contract and staff handbook, how to manage employees proactively and offers some advice about dismissal procedures in this succinct guide.
Anthony said, It’s often a very exciting time for businesses, when they are considering recruiting their first employees. If you follow some simple steps you can reduce your risk of employment claims and concentrate on growing your business.”
At Waterfront, our specialist employment & HR lawyers advise on settlement agreements every week but for our employee clients, signing such an agreement can be a once-in-a-lifetime event. If you have been offered a settlement agreement or you are finding the process confusing or daunting, we are here to help. What…
In times of economic turmoil, redundancies are seldom far away. Against the backdrop of the cost-of-living crisis, unease in the financial markets resulting from political uncertainty and the continuing legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies are making cutbacks and having to find efficiencies in order to survive. Indeed, the last few weeks have seen news headlines about mass-layoffs at Twitter, the Independent and Royal Mail.
As of 26 October 2023, The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 has completed its journey through both Houses of Parliament and has now received Royal Assent. This piece of legislation…
The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023, creates a statutory right for qualifying workers to request a more predictable pattern of work. This right works similarly in a few ways to the right to request a more flexible working pattern.